A merchant ship knocked seven suspected pirates into the Gulf of Aden when it rammed their small boat and capsized it as they tried to board the ship, Europa Press reports (in Spanish). The suspected pirates were rescued by a Spanish naval vessel.
In fact, it was the same naval vessel — the Marqués de la Ensenada — that responded to an attack last month on the MSC Melody cruise ship. So let’s hear it for La Armada Española.
The captain of the Spanish ship, by the way, is named Alfonso Carlos Gómez Fernández de Córdoba. So dashing! (With Spanish accent: “I am Capitan Alfonso Carlos Gómez Fernández de Córdoba. Put down your swords or prepare to die … Also, don’t drip on my deck, por favor.”)